Glass Fusing for All | Tonbridge Adult Education Centre

Glass Fusing for All at Tonbridge Adult Education Centre

Glass Fusing for All at Tonbridge Adult Education Centre

Price: £62.00 Starts: 12/06/2019 Time: 10:00 - 12:00
Tutor: Ends: 10/07/2019 Location: Tonbridge Adult Education Centre
Level: Mixed Level Day of Week: WED Duration: 5 weeks

About this course

Stained glass is a beautiful and creative medium. This course will show you how to produce interesting patterns, textures and shapes in glass.
You will cover the basic principles of glass fusing including positive relief, negative relief, tack fusing, full fusing, use of confetti and stringers. Additionally you will undertake an individual project of your own choosing including the use of slump moulds. The programme for students with some experience in glass fusing will be by negotiation.

The course is taught by Isobel Brunsdon of Labyrinth Stained Glass.

How will I be taught?

Tutors use a variety of teaching methods including demonstration, instructions, one-to-one tutorial guidance, group discussions and you will be encouraged to look at the work of other craftspeople and artists, both contemporary and historical and keep a sketchbook/ notebook to record goals/ ideas, processes and progress.
Apart from you keeping a workbook, the tutor will discuss your progress with you and will help you to record this in an Individual Learning Plan. You may be given the opportunity to display your work in our Gallery or at external exhibitions and events.

Isobel Brunsdon BA (Hons) runs her own Decorative Glass business called Labyrinth Stained Glass ( and is part-time Lecturer in the Glass Arts at Sussex Coast College, Hastings as well teaching privately and for adult education. She has gained numerous awards including the prestigious Professional Development Award from The Worshipful Company of Glaziers and is well respected in her field. Commissions have included work for various churches including three stained glass windows for St Philip’s Church, Tunbridge Wells.

What do I need to bring with me?

Essential. First session : novices - sheet of 3mm clear glass at least A3 in size. Experienced - design ideas and drawings or an ongoing project and tools.Novices please do not purchase specialist tools before the start of the course. Glass cutters will be provided for the first couple of sessions until you can acquire your own. The requirements of each student and the amount and type of glass differs widely so you will be asked by the tutor to pay for any materials you use on an individual basis.
Health and Safety:
You must wear closed toe shoes
All masks, gloves and ear defenders will be supplied if necessary
No drinks are allowed in the studio because of the possible risks of contamination.

What can I do next?

We offer a range of Creative Glass courses. For more information please ask at the Centre or go to

What do I need to join the course

There are no pre-entry requirements and beginners and those with some experience. may join. As this is a practical course a degree of manual dexterity is required.

Getting there

Tonbridge Adult Education Centre
Avebury Avenue
Tonbridge And Malling

If you require any information about this location then please call 03000 41 2222 and quote the Course Code TON/73085/G/LC.
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